Shopping in Milan
Milan has a lot to offer tourists and locals alike from the best Italian food to the most striking art collections but one thing the city is known for is fashion.
If you want to put together to the ultimate itinerary for your stay, here are a few things to tick off your bucket list with a sexy companion of your choice.
Where to Shop
The Quadrilatero d’Ora is known as the Golden Rectangle which is made up of four popular streets lined with fashionable boutiques. If it is luxury boutiques that you desire, head directly to Via Montenapoleone. One of the key shopping streets in Milan, here you will find everything from Valentino to Prada. Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni or Via Sant’Andrea complete the rectangle. The Corso Buenos Aires is Europe’s longest shopping street and is your go-to destination for ready to wear collections. Italy is known for it’s elegance and sophistication, so it’s no surprise that it offers some of the best boutiques.
The World’s Oldest Shopping Mall
Milan is home to the oldest shopping mall in the world so if you love fashion, the Galleria Vittorio is definitely worth a visit. Built back in 1865, this shopping mall is quite the sight to behold with its stunning architecture and family owned boutiques. Marvel at the marble floors and the stunning ceilings and explore the boutiques inside.
If you like to combine shopping with fancy drinks and Italian delicacies, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Milan’s canals. Here you can stop for a leisurely bite to eat and indulge in a aperitivos (Italy’s version of cocktail hour). Like any city, Milan has its share of department stores and malls but this area is where you will find the city’s most unique boutiques.
Homeware, Art and Vintage
Milan’s shopping scene goes way beyond designer labels. Should you wish to invest in distinctive homeware or a piece of art while you are in the city, Milan has all of this and more. For Vintage finds, Cavalli E Nastri has some fantastic hidden gems including Hermes shirts, Chanel jewellery and YSL suits. For arts and culture, Gabbianacci is the place to visit and a trip to the luxury stationers Pettinaroli is also a must.
So, there you have it, a myriad of shopping opportunities to tempt you and your travel companion while visiting the city of Milan.
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